Hello! Thank you for visiting! Its February and the wedding season is about to get started. I am excited about Kim and Andre’s wedding coming up in a few weeks. From the first time i spoke to this lovely couple i just felt a great connection and i knew their engagement session would be great. Their wedding is definitely going to be amazing. Kim and Andre enjoy hanging out at the Ponce City Market so we incorporated that into the shoot. We wrapped up the shoot in the city. Congrats to Kim and Andre. See you in a few weeks! Check out how they met and and images from the shoot below. Enjoy!
A co-worker and I decided we needed to be more visible on the dating scene. The plan was every other Friday, we’d transition from work to a night on the town! Our very first outing was January 17, 2014. We went to a restaurant nearby and listened to a local band. The food was great, but the crowd was just “okay”, so we quickly aborted the mission to go somewhere we didn’t frequent for good laughs. We walked in and Andre was sitting at the bar alone. My friend and I found a table in the back, and I noticed Andre looking at me through a mirror. To my disappointment, he paid his bill and walked towards the door. BUT – he turned back around (and of course I was looking dead at him.. lol). He later told me he was thinking, “now if I turn around and she’s looking at me too.. I’ve got to talk to her.” lol! I mouthed to him, “Where are you going?” He confidently mouthed back, “To eat someplace else. I’ll be back.” My friend and I laughed, trying to figure out why anyone would leave a restaurant to go eat somewhere else! In record timing, Andre walked back in! He patiently waited for others to leave our table and had the waitress send drinks to our table. He and I struck up a conversation shortly thereafter that led to us exchanging numbers. He called me a few days later. We wanted to see each other sooner than later but we were interrupted by the infamous Atlanta Snowmaggedon of 2014. That didn’t hold us down, though! As soon as the snow was melted and the roads were clear, Andre called to set up our first date!
What I didn’t know is the day I met Andre he had been laid off from his finance job, just that morning. He says his day of sadness was replaced with a ray of sunshine, and for that he’ll forever be grateful. Dealing with a major hardship so early on taught us how to smile during the down times and find creative ways to love each other. It taught us to genuinely be just us.
We dated for close to 3 years and December 2016 were headed Downtown Atlanta for a New Year’s Eve weekend “staycation”. Andre had dinner plans and told me to be ready at 7. I remember him being so surprised I was ready on time! We pulled up to the Polaris, an iconic restaurant in the city that is 22 stories up and slowly spins for a panoramic view. I said to him, “Excuse me?! … How swanky, sir..” He laughed and we headed up. We had a lovely dinner and Andre asked me to share dessert with him. I was stuffed, so I opted out. He insisted I live in the moment and share some with him. In true Kim fashion, I opted out again. Eventually he convinced me and I told him I would take a few bites of whatever he ordered. Once I agreed, the manager brought out champagne glasses and a “dessert” tray. I thought, “what a nice restaurant. They must bring out champagne because its New Year’s weekend.” When I looked a little closer, I saw a small ring box in the middle of an assortment of desserts. When I turned to my right, Andre was on one knee and started professing his love for me. I cried like a baby and could barely get “Yes” out! I soon noticed the workers of the restaurant were all on board and some were capturing the moment for us. Afterwards I started calling our family and friends, but hardly any of my friends in the city were answering. To my surprise, they were all together, waiting at the hotel to celebrate me! That was such a special moment and one I’ll remember forever!
Super excited to share Chinenye and Nnamdi’s Engagement Session was featured in the The Knot 2018 Spring / Summer Print Magazine! I’ve always wanted to be featured in The knot print magazine so this is definitely a dream come through. Definitely check it out! Special thanks to The Knot for the feature!
Hello and happy Friday! Funmi and Yomi are gracing the blog today. I really had a great time capturing this lovely couple who flew in from Houston TX for this shoot. They are stylish and have a great fun side as well. I love how we incorporated their (or Yomi’s lol) love for Manchester United into the shoot. It was great to kick around a ball on an engagement shoot. The take away is you can make your shoot into whatever you imagine and it never has to be typical or boring. Funmi and Yomi are getting married this weekend! Congrats guys. Looking forward to capturing your special day. Check out some images from the day. We started out at the Beautiful Suada Studio Venue the Midtown Atlanta and wrapped up at a soccer field. Enjoy!
Hello friends!! Thank you so much for visiting the blog! So excited to share NaPortia and Kellen’s engagement session the blog today! A few years ago i was shooting a wedding in New Orleans and that’s where i first met NaPortia. I remember her telling me “When i get engaged i will definitely reach out to you”. Fast forward to the following year i received a call from her stating she was engaged and would love me to be her wedding Photographer! I was super excited and humbled. I am always blown away by how everything in life is connected. In a few days NaPortia and Kellen will tie the knot in front of their friends and family. Truly looking forward to it. For their engagement shoot the couple wanted something different with a ton of great architecture. I thought the Atlanta History Center Swan house Backdrop was just perfect. We also visited the National Center for Civil and Human rights for the second look. What an amazing building. Check out some images from shoot. Enjoy!
Hello! Happy Friday!! Georgette and Edwin are getting married in less than 2 weeks! I am looking forward to capturing their Cameroonian Wedding. This shoot was filled with love, laughs, romance, chemistry and i could go on and on! Simply put it was an amazing and fun shoot. I have no doubt the wedding will be EPIC! Check out some image below from the shoot. We started off at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and wrapped up the shoot at the 17th Street bridge at Atlantic Station. Enjoy!
Hello Everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate it. In a few days Andrea and Brandon will tie the knot. Can’t wait. I had a really great time with Andrea who flew in from Hawaii and Brandon who flew in from Houston. They are a very fun and laid back couple and i loved their chemistry. Check out some images from their shoot and their love story. Enjoy!
Brandon and I met on an online dating app. What is interesting is that I had almost given up using the app as a way to meet new people. Brandon happened to be the last person that messaged me before I deactivated my account. We conversed for about a month before we finally decided to go on a date. Our first date was at a restaurant and bar in San Antonio, TX. We instantly hit it off. After dating for about 3 months, I got word of an excellent opportunity that required me to relocate to Hawaii. Brandon and I decided we would commit to a long distance relationship.
After over a year being apart, we decided we would take a cruise. The night before we were to sail off, Brandon took me to a restaurant in the Pearl District of San Antonio. After dinner, Brandon suggested that we walk around and take in the beautiful scenery. During our walk, Brandon shared his plans in life and how he wanted me to be a part of it. He also expressed our deep love for each other. As we headed back to the car to return home, Brandon stopped once more. This time, he was on one knee with a white box in his hands, and the words “Will you marry me,” came out of his mouth. Filled with joy and excitement, I shouted “YES!”
Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Labor day weekend! Excited to share Jocelyn and Eddie’s engagement session on the blog today. From the very first time i spoke to Jocelyn over the phone i felt a very natural and positive vibe from her. I met Jocelyn and Eddie for the first time on the day of the shoot and i truly enjoyed hanging with them. Looking forward to celebrating with this amazing couple on NYE! Check out their love story below and images below. Enjoy!
Jocelyn and Eddie first met while attending college. After a year of developing a friendship their feelings for each other blossomed into true love. Their Atlanta engagement session features casual outdoor and formal city settings that compliment not only their stylish attire, but also their unwavering love and affection for each other. They are looking forward to saying “I do” in front of family and friends, and starting their new life together as husband and wife.
Eddie and Jocelyn met in 2012 while visiting with her sorors the institution that Eddie attended, Fort Valley State University. Fort Valley football was playing Clark Atlanta University (where Jocelyn attended school). After about a year of knowing each other, they starting dating in August of 2013. In 2016, Eddie and his twin, Edward, turned 26 on the 26th. This was an extra special year so they (Eddie, Edward, Latasha, & Jocelyn) decided to celebrate in Atlantic City, NJ. Tasha and Jocelyn worked to make sure they had activities planned and that dinner reservations were made. Little did Jocelyn know, the whole time, everyone was going behind her back making plans of their own. He reached out to her parents before they left because Eddie said this would be the only time he would be able to surprise Jocelyn because she is so nosey. They reached out to two of Jocelyn’s best friends and cousin in New York to make sure she had family and friends there to enjoy the moment with them. As they were sitting down, getting ready to eat dinner, Jocelyn heard a voice behind her and instantly knew it was her best friend. She jumped up from the table, stunned. She didn’t even notice that her other friend slid in the seat beside her. Jocelyn looked over to see her and she ran. Eddie comes behind her, trying to get her to come back into the room. She immediately starts to cry because she thought he was surprising her with her own friends on his birthday. To her surprise, it was something totally different. He proceeds to tell Jocelyn, “Relax, I have something that will make you happy.” With her parents and all of her close friends there, and on Facetime, Eddie pulled the ring out, got down on one knee, and asked Jocelyn to marry him. She happily said “YES!”
TGIF! I had the pleasure of capturing Jackie and Austin’s love. They were such a fun couple. Everything about the shoot was just calm and cool. We started out at piedmont park then proceeded to W hotel Midtown Atlanta to wrap up the shoot. Looking forward to their intimate wedding!